Another American Doctor Accused of Illegally Hunting a Lion in Zimbabwe
A cancer gynecologist in Pittsburgh has become the second American accused of killing a lion during an illegal hunt in Africa.
Sixty-eight-year-old Jan Seski - pictured above - joins vilified Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, who killed beloved Cecil the lion, as the pair become two of the most hated men in America.
Seski's controversial hunt took place in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park in April, after he killed a lion with a bow and arrow.
The Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority says his guides did not have approval for the hunt, which took place on land where it was not allowed. His guides have been arrested and are facing charges of hunting without a permit.
Grizzly photos of the doctor posing with big game are all over the internet.
One of the photos shows him with an elephant with the caption: "This Zimbabwe elephant is the sixth African elephant shot by Dr. Jan Seski."
Another shows him with a hippopotamus and the caption: "Congratulations to Jan on a fine hippo taken with one shot."
It appears Seski has gone into hiding, just like Dr. Palmer, who is facing extradition to Zimbabwe to face charges of financing an illegal hunt.
And it's not just men who are feeling the heat for killing big game. A woman, Sandra Cogatelli of Idaho, is coming to the defense of the dentist and doctor by posting photos of herself with different animals that she has killed.
But online commenters don't seem too impressed, writing things like "you are the definition of disgusting" and "you have no soul."
She and her boyfriend appeared on the Today show from South Africa on Monday morning.
She said: "To me it's not just killing an animal, it's the hunt.
"Everybody just thinks we're cold-hearted killers, and it's not that. There is a connection with the animal, and just because we hunt them doesn't mean we don't have a respect for them. Giraffes are very dangerous animals. They could hurt you seriously very quickly."
Meanwhile, Cecil the lion was given a moving tribute Saturday. His image lit up the side of the Empire State Building in New York City to raise awareness for endangered animals.
Watch Below: Sharon Osbourne Slams Dentist Who Killed Lion: 'I Want to See Him Destroyed'